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Shelter-in-place lifted after gasoline line rupture in Anderson Co.

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Three workers were working on the line when it ruptured, Emergency Management Director Taylor Jones said.  (May 12, 2014/FOX Carolina) Three workers were working on the line when it ruptured, Emergency Management Director Taylor Jones said. (May 12, 2014/FOX Carolina)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A gasoline line ruptured in Anderson County on Monday afternoon, sending several workers to the hospital and forcing some area residents to shelter in place for several hours.

Lt. Sheila Cole with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said Emergency Management asked citizens within a half mile radius of Plantation Pipeline on Broadway Lake Road to shelter in place, due to the busted gas main, around 2 p.m. 

A reverse 911 message was sent to residents in the affected area.

People were asked to turn off their air conditioning and keep windows closed to keep gasoline fumes out.

Three workers were working on the line when it ruptured, Emergency Management Director Taylor Jones said. 

Jones said the men were doused in gasoline and taken to the hospital for decontamination.

Gasoline fumes were in the area and could affect people, Jones said.

Foam was sprayed around the leaked gasoline on Friday afternoon to keep the fumes down, according to officials.

They said a backhoe was being brought in to dig a trench around the leak.

The shelter-in-place was lifted around 5:30 p.m.

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